My precious baby girl turned 5 today! I can not believe it has been 5 years since the first time I saw her tiny little face. Honey was born Tuesday, November 1st, at 7:55 AM. She weighed in at 8 lbs 3 ozs (the smallest of my three children) and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was born via planned c-section due to her brothers arriving the same way.
In so many ways I can not believe it has been 5 years and she is a year away from kindergarten. However many times when I talk with her I can’t believe she is only 5, she is as smart as a whip and picks up on things so quickly.
Ericka, named after her grandfather, was a pleasant surprise in our lives. Having always wanted a daughter I was reluctant to make matters permanent after our two boys. We never really decided two kids was the plan but it was kind of understanding that was not really discussed. So when we were blessed with this little one it was quite a surprise, but a happy one for sure.
With the arrival of my little girl I unexpectedly began to like pink, ruffles, and pretty dresses. Little did I know that for the first couple years of her life it would be a waste. She started taking after her brothers loving the dirt, bugs, and wrestling. Slowly though she has begun to turn around and barbies and princesses now out shine the dirt and bugs.
My daughter comes with me everywhere. If I leave the house it is rare that she is not by my side. The best part is I LOVE it. A time or two I have grocery shopped without her because she was napping or didn’t want to come and I felt lost. Like I was riding solo, without my best friend. She keeps me company during my outings and I miss her when she is not with me.